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Grapes pulled off supermarket shevles after poisonous spiders found

New Zealand Herald - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Black widows and other poisonous spiders were found in two consignments of grapes. Photo / Thinkstock. Poisonous spiders found in grapes imported from Mexico have caused some New Zealand supermarkets to pull the fruit from shelves.
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Man stabbed in neck at Pizza Hut, suspect tracked by police dogs

TVNZ - ‎2 hours ago‎
A man has been stabbed in the neck during a random attack at a pizza shop. Pizza Hut. (File). Source: istock.com. The victim is in a stable condition after the attack at a Lower Hutt Pizza Hut last night, and was taken to hospital where he required ...
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Man pleads not guilty to stabbing woman to death

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
A man who allegedly stabbed a woman to death at a south Auckland home they shared has pleaded not guilty. The 38-year-old appeared in the High Court at Auckland this morning facing a charge of murder after the April 19 incident.
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Couple trapped after icy slide, as wintry blast covers country

Stuff.co.nz - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Emergency services are rushing to rescue an elderly couple reported to be trapped in their vehicle after it slid off an icy road on Canterbury's Banks Peninsula.
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Calgary balloon man just the latest in high-flying stunts

CBC.ca - ‎4 hours ago‎
A Calgary man drew widespread media coverage after strapping 110 helium balloons to a lawn chair in a dangerous bid to draw attention to his cleaning products company.
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Euro zone gives Greece until Sunday for debt deal

Reuters - ‎Jun 29, 2015‎
BRUSSELS Euro zone members have given Greece until the end of the week to come up with a proposal for sweeping reforms in return for loans that will keep the country from crashing out of Europe's currency bloc and into economic ruin.
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Official delegation to meet Taliban: Afghan president Ashraf Ghani

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Taliban and senior Afghans hold ceasefire talks · Are the Taliban becoming yesterday's men? Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has sent a delegation to Pakistan to meet representatives of the Taliban, his first acknowledgement of official talks with ...
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Senior US Official: Iran Nuclear Deal Hinges on Tough Choices

Voice of America - ‎1 hour ago‎
VIENNA, AUSTRIA —. A senior U.S. official said Tuesday a nuclear deal with Iran is still possible, if parties involved in the negotiations return to the table ready to make tough political choices.
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Scott Watson knocked out fellow inmate before parole denied

TVNZ - ‎58 minutes ago‎
The reasons why double-murderer Scott Watson was denied parole have been made public today. Scott Watson appears in court. Source: ONE News.
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Homicide investigation launched after baby dies from head injury

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
A homicide investigation has been launched after a 6-month-old baby girl died after sustaining head injuries in Wellington. The baby was taken to Wellington Hospital from her Raumati Beach home at about 4.30pm on Monday after sustaining the "severe" ...
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Man talked out of setting himself alight at MP's office

3News NZ - ‎4 hours ago‎
A man who covered himself in petrol and threatened to set himself on fire in a National MP's office in south Auckland has been taken to hospital for mental health checks.

Caution urged after 10 crashes overnight

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
District road policing manager, Inspector Freda Grace said two of the biggest crashes, between 4.30pm yesterday and 7.30am today, involved trucks.
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Ex-Fonterra chief executive Craig Norgate dies

Stuff.co.nz - ‎32 minutes ago‎
An agribusiness leader who worked alongside Craig Norgate during Fonterra's early years has described the 50-year-olds death as "tragic".
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NZX milk powder futures suggest dairy prices will slide further next week

The National Business Review - ‎1 hour ago‎
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Government may post promised budget surplus after all

TVNZ - ‎3 hours ago‎
Latest crown accounts for the 11 months to May 31 out today, show a surplus of just over $1.1 billion. Source: istock.com. In the Budget in May, Treasury was forecasting a deficit for the year to June 2015 of 684 million dollars.

James Kellow: Housing won't be an election issue in 2017

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Housing supply in Auckland will not be a 2017 election issue simply because a lot of the issues highlighted and debated over the past few years will be well addressed or advanced by then.
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Special 'Destiny' PS4 is another expensive bundle option

Engadget - ‎1 hour ago‎
If you're a hardcore Destiny fan, it's been a rough couple weeks. First, Bungie announced the game's next big expansion, then it revealed some of its content would be exclusive to a pricey $80 collector's edition -- even if you already owned the base game.
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Street Fighter V reveals New Zealand-based stage

3News NZ - ‎3 hours ago‎
Capcom has released details about the upcoming Street Fighter V beta test, including screenshots of a new stage that's based on New Zealand.
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Google begins testing self-driving prototype cars in Texas

The Australian Financial Review - ‎3 hours ago‎
Google Inc has begun testing its self-driving cars in Austin, Texas, expanding efforts to gather information on how the prototypes interact with traffic, road conditions and people, the company said.
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Radio New Zealand host Simon Mercep to leave broadcaster

TVNZ - ‎4 hours ago‎
The move was announced this morning and Mr Mercep's last day with the programme would be Friday. He was planning on taking time off before announcing his future plans.
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Cunliffe-Steel claims Uni Games silver

3News NZ - ‎3 hours ago‎
Rower Toby Cunliffe-Steel has secured New Zealand's first medal at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, with a silver in the men's lightweight single scull.
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David Leggat: Larsen arriving at ideal time

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bruce Edgar's departure from New Zealand Cricket shortly after the World Cup was a major black eye for the organisation. Now they've appointed an old Wellington team mate of Edgar's, Gavin Larsen, as his replacement.
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Blind weightlifter wins Pacific Games gold

ninemsn - ‎2 hours ago‎
Legally blind Australian weightlifter Malek Chamoun has claimed gold at the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea in a strong start to his campaign to book a spot at next year's Olympics.
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Scientists point to narrowing climate gap

News24 - ‎8 hours ago‎
Paris - Climate scientists gathered on Tuesday in Paris, five months before the deadline for a historic carbon-curbing pact, to show that a radical shift to sustainable energy can still limit disastrous planet warming.
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Baby humpback whale spotted in Cook Strait

New Zealand Herald - ‎39 minutes ago‎
A baby humpback whale spotted in the Cook Strait yesterday is only the second calf reported in New Zealand waters. It came two days after whale watchers sighted a rare white humpback in the same stretch on Monday.
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Catch a rare astronomical threesome in the sky on Tuesday night

The Age - ‎18 hours ago‎
On Tuesday evening Canberrans can watch the International Space Station as it passes close to Venus and Jupiter in the north-western sky.
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Study: Hospital death risk higher on weekends

CBS News - ‎16 hours ago‎
Patients have a heightened risk of death when admitted to a hospital on the weekend in several developed countries, according to a recent study.
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Kiwis hiding dirty little secrets

3News NZ - ‎5 hours ago‎
The fairer sex live up to the stereotype, with around 80 percent using a sink after the lavatory while men tend to be far more lax, a Rinnai survey released today reveals.

Auckland GP faces165 counts of fraud

Stuff.co.nz - ‎2 hours ago‎
A former central Auckland medical practice owner has been charged with ripping off the Ministry of Health for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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Paper Clip: Pace of aging is different for different people

The Indian Express - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Daniel W Belsky, Avshalom Caspi and Others. India's population is young, but the global population is aging, driving up age-related disease morbidity.
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